Monday, August 2, 2021

I Hate When I Have To Sell A Gun...

 ...to get cash because I have run low of it. I did just that late this afternoon; although, I either should have done it yesterday or much earlier today. What I did today was grabbed two guns - one pistol and one rifle and headed out to a gun show in Paris (TX not France). I left my place at about 1PM or a bit earlier. I got to the show at 230 or so and that is not a good time to get to a gun show on a Sunday, at least if you want to sell something. The place had about 50 folks at most (other than the dealers) looking around. As for the dealers, it was kind of a small show, I am guessing 150 tables or so but really that is just a guess. 
 
When I walked in, I was carrying a like new, in the box with papers & accessories, Glock 19 GEN5 and a Remington R-15 VTR Predator rifle that was also like new. I made a right turn into the room and the dealer at the first table, to my right, asked what I was selling and for how much. I was asking a pretty much set price for the Glock 19 and told him so - he passed. Dealer at the next table asked me the same thing after hearing me talk to the first guy. He also declined but he then pointed behind me and said go see that guy. That guy was a dealer across the aisle. He took it, looked at it and shelled out the exact amount I had been asking in cash.
 
The Remington got some but less interest and did not sell. Had I been there hours earlier or better yet had I been there yesterday on Saturday, my bet is it would have sold too. Saturday is always, it seems, the better day to sell guns at a gun show.
 
Now I have some needed cash to pay my bills. I got carried away with the credit card last month and forgot that my auto and renter's insurance are due this month. I paid one payment each last year for the full year and hoped to do the same this year, so the extra cash will help lessen how much I need to take from my savings to get that accomplished.
 
Anyway, to say the least, I am disappointed that I had to sell a gun to get some needed cash to pay bills. I'd rather sell a gun to get money to  buy another gun instead of using it to pay bills. At least then it's fun wheeling and dealing. Even though it was sort of disappointing to have to do that today, it was a bit of fun too because let me just say I did much better than you would expect being a dealer purchased it from me and he bought it at my initial asking price and that is enough said on that subject.
 
All the best,
Glenn B

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

On Choice Of Profession

 This is pretty much true for certain professions and those who choose them. It was so, maybe sadly or maybe quite appropriately, for me:

"No man would take up my profession if danger did not attract him." 

Spoken by the character Sherlock Holmes - written by Arthur Conan Doyle.

All the best,
Glenn B

Sad News Today - Dusty Hill Gone

 My son just sent me a text message to clue me into the fact that Dusty Hill of ZZ Top has passed on to meet his maker, more at the source. This is a terribly sad loss for rock & roll and the blues. For me it is doubly sad because I had been hoping to see them on their current or next tour; although, I must say that ticket prices almost made me fall over when I saw them - so I never bought one. Now as is obvious, I'll never see them in concert.

All the best,
Glenn B

Saturday, July 24, 2021

I Went House Hunting in Western TN...

 ...over the past couple of days. Drove there on Wednesday, looked at one house on Thursday and left on Friday - disgusted. Why did I leave disgusted? Well, I sent my realtor a list of 11 places I wanted to see. When I got there and saw her on Thursday, she told me only 2 places were still available even though I had made up that list and sent it to her a week or less before my trip. Damn, houses are selling fast. One of them came with 25 acres for 189K. It looked like my dream house. When we were looking at the one house we viewed on this trip, the realtor told me she had gone to the potential dream house, made a video, showed the video to another client and he made a bid on it. He did not have the high offer. I asked if I could still see that house and she checked with the owner's agent who said the owner had so many offers he would not accept more. If it was as nice a place as my realtor had said it appeared, I would have offered up to 10K over asking price, maybe even as more as 15K over. Those 25 acres plus the look of the place made it ever so appealing!

Now, you may be asking (and I did ask but she had no good reply) why my realtor did not send me a copy of the video as she knew I was extremely interested in that particular property and I had told her if she viewed it and thought it was an excellent buy, I'd make an offer by phone through her and then head there without delay to seal the deal if mine had been the high offer. It just did not happen! Maybe I need to contact another realtor.

I wound up driving a total of about 943 miles to get there (second time in about 1 or 2 months or so), looked at the one house (not bad but not to my liking), drove around to see if I might find one not listed online but with a for sale sign (I found a nice very secluded one but it was about $140K over my high limit), I also checked online but no newly listed houses were shown since I had last looked. Then, I said screw it as I decided the other house still available to see the next day was not worth seeing.  So, I drove back home yesterday. 

I spent wasted a lot of money on gas, a good deal at restaurants and a bar, and some on one night at a motel (actually stayed at motels two nights but had enough points for the one where I stayed the 2nd night but even those points were wasted). I also had my dog boarded until Monday which was more money pissed away. While I am home now, she is staying there until Monday regardless, if only because I do not have to wake up early to walk her for a couple more days and I need a break after this frustrating trip. All in all, it cost me a nice chunk of change and of my time, and a lot of wear an tear on the Corolla once again, to make the pointless trip.

In all, I am pretty fed up with driving to TN to look at houses and may look in TX in earnest soon but must say I am hesitant to look in TX because TX and I do not always agree. With all due respect, while many Texans believe TX to be a mecca of conservatism, I see it as way too liberal for my liking. In all of its history it has had only 7 Republican governors, 4 governors of other parties and 38 democrats as governor; yet somehow, Texans like to brag that Texas is and always has been a very conservative state. 

Just like many New Yorkers, who think they are conservative or libertarian but do not have a clue to what either is in reality, many Texans live under the misconception that their actual liberal views are somehow Conservative. They seem to think that just because they are pro-gun or pro-religion. Conservatism and Libertarianism are not one or two issue concepts and thus merely being pro-gun or pro-Christianity (because most Texans are in my estimation not very pro-other religions) does not necessarily make you either. Plenty of Black Panthers, BLM members, ANTIFA scum and other ultra-leftist radicals are pro-guns; some are probably even pro-religion so long as the religion is Islam. That is, by my guess, so long as it is only them with the weapons and so long as no one in their ranks is a practicing Jew or a Christian (or of any other religion than Muslim). Anyway, my guess is that within two or three election cycles, the ultra-libs will just about completely take over the state once again. While I lived in NY and can put up with liberals, even with ultra-leftists, as good as anyone can do, my idea is why bother with them in the first place since they and their radically screwball rights eviscerating ideals make me, for the great part, want to puke.

As the Grateful Dead sang: "Tennessee, Tennessee, there ain't no place I'd rather be...". Well, there may be some places I'd rather be, like AZ or SD, but they'd be too far from my son to make visits practical except maybe once or twice per year and that is nowhere nearly enough. Thus the line from Tennessee Jed makes lots of sense to me and besides that TN has no income tax and seems to me to be much more conservative/libertarian leaning than does TX (which also has no income tax as is the same in SD as well). 

Even in that I think TN more to my liking though, I just do not want to make that trip again and come up empty handed and broke for having done so. Hopefully the next time, which would be the 3rd or 4th time - as I went there at least once or maybe twice more within last year before the two trips recently - will be the charm if indeed I go again.

While my trips to Tennessee have not been fruitful yet - at least the song still is inspiring. I miss Jerry and miss going to Dead shows; they were excellent despite the libs who enjoyed them too, or maybe because all of us who went - no matter our politics - could agree on something and that was that the Grateful Dead were fabulous!
 
All the best,
Glenn B

It Is A Dilemma - Should You Or Shouldn't You Get Involved...

...when you see a crime being committed - especially a violent one? What do the police, in general, tell us to do: 'Be A Good Witness and call 911', or something like that! 
 
If you do get involved and try to help the victim of a violent assault and are then injured - what do the police say? They in essence say we told you so, you should have been a good witness and called 911. If however you come away unscathed and help the victim, they tell you a lukewarm good job (at best most times it seems) but still warn everyone to be a good witness and call 911 should they witness a like crime.
 
On the other hand, if you wind up helping a cop and you prevent the bad guy(s) from injuring the officer what do the police say: Excellent heroism, great that you got involved, we appreciate it. See what I mean in this example:
 
""If the two individuals watching nearby had not selflessly taken it upon themselves to assist the officer, the injuries he sustained could have been much worse," said Fredericksburg Police Chief Brian Layton. "I can’t thank them enough for bravely putting themselves in danger."" More at the source.
Of course, you could decide to always help. The thing is, if you do that, or just even help as few times as one, and somehow are found responsible for injuring the bad guy or possibly inadvertently hurting the victim, you might be sued. That regardless of whether or not you prevented worse injury befalling the victim. Once again, the police are going to likely say you should have been a good witness and called 911; I tend to doubt they will defend your actions in a tort claim and they may even charge you criminally.

Now, if you do not help the victim, and the victim is badly or fatally injured - you may live with feelings of guilt for a long time to come. I do not know about you but I am pretty sure I would feel that way about myself should I have the opportunity to help and then not do so. I even had bad feelings about shooting the vermin who tried to rob me many years ago. I had nightmares about it for at least 6 months and some on and off again guilt for about the same time. Happily - I got over it because I knew I did the right thing and I'd do it again.

Some police departments even tell victims to be a good witnesses and not to defend themselves if facing a crime of violence or potential violence like robbery. Robbery always includes a high risk for violence committed by the perpetrator and while it may not always be violent, there is at least the threat of violence. Yet, the police tell us to surrender our valuables and in essence trust that the robber's kind hearted and merciful soul will prevent the robber from harming or killing us because we complied and we gave that scum our belongings. Even though we comply with their demands and do as they say (as the police tell us to do) we may wind up severely injured or even dead. The fact is many bad guys do not want us being able to be a good witness because the testimony of good witnesses can put them in jail. Thus they may try to prevent us from being such either with an intimidating beating or by killing us. Not telling you what to do but I think it's something to consider.
 
Here is the way one police department from a major U.S. city puts it:
  
MPD has issued a series of tips for residents to limit their risk of robbery:
  • Do not walk alone
  • Be hyper-aware of your surroundings at all times – pay attention!
  • Carry only items you need, and carry less cash
  • Be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet
  • Have keys already in your hand as you approach your car
  • Despite all our efforts, robberies may still occur! Do not argue or fight with the criminal Do as they say. Your safety is most important!
  • Be a good witness. When you call 911, be prepared to answer many questions. How many suspects? Age, height, complexion, hair and eye color? Scars or tattoos? Weapon- what did it look like? What direction did they leave in? Vehicle description? (Source.)

 So what is one to do even if one sees someone being attacked or even if it is one's self being attacked? It is a dilemma that any of us could face at any given moment. Do we jump right in and help or do we merely be a good witness and call 911 regardless of whom is being attacked? I do not know the answer relative to any future such situations in which I may find myself; that said though, I prefer to think I'd choose to help as I have done before on a few occasions when someone needed help. That was to observe & assess then take whatever I thought was appropriate action to help; that has included jumping into the fray so to speak. Luckily that also usually has meant me having to do little more than announce my presence to the bad guy; luckily most of them seemingly (to me) are cowards and they have fled once the threat of someone helping the victim confronted them. Once though I had to shoot the guy who was robbing me and who left me no alternative as far as I was concerned. I'd probably do it again today should the same type of situation again raise its ugly head to threaten me. In the past, I have chosen not to depend upon the mercy of violent or potentially violent criminals who threaten me, or other innocents, with serious bodily harm or death because my guess is they are merciless or they would not have made such threats in the first place. Although one can never truly be absolutely certain as to how one will react/act in the future, I hope to do likewise in any similar type of encounters in that come my way.

All the best,
Glenn B

Monday, July 19, 2021

Now, I Don't Wish Them Dead But...

 ...these lame arsed politician democrat ultra liberal fuckers, from Texas, who came down with Covid-19, I think, deserve to have gotten it. (More at the source.) These are the same scum who screamed that we all need to wear masks and get the vaccine and thus they apparently knew better and yet they violated  airline protocol and flew mask-less and now several of them have come down with it.  
 
Who deserves it more than them except maybe for the Red Chinese commies who created it and unleashed it on the world? Add to that, the vice president Kamala Harris has been to the hospital, for a supposed routine exam (my arse) right after meeting with the same group. That presents one with the thought that maybe she caught it too and maybe she deserves it as much as did the others for being idiotic enough to have met with them. (More at the source.)

All the best,
Glenn B

Friday, July 16, 2021

I Just Deleted 6,371...

 ...emails in my AOL mailbox plus another 1,200 plus emails in my AOL Spam folder. I guess I have not signed onto AOL in quite awhile! Normally, I do not use that site and with all the junk mail that my AOL email address receives, and my guess is 99% was junk and none of the other 1% was important, you can see why.

All the best,
GB

It Appears I May Have Been, Even Probably Was, Very Wrong When...

  ...I said, in essence, that no matter how much I despise the fact, the fact is: 'Joe Biden is our president'. 
 
According to a report at One America News Network: Maricopa County, AZ is refusing to comply with an election audit and has not yet turned over information & items subpoenaed by the Senate relative to the 2020 election. It reportedly has been determined that voting machines in said county were breached by having been connected to the Internet during the election and thus that the vote possibly was was hacked. Furthermore, there were allegedly 74,000 mail in votes received but those ballots were reportedly never mailed out to voters in the first place. In addition to those things, there were also reportedly 4,000 votes cast by voters who allegedly registered to vote only after the registration deadline for that election had passed. (More at the source.)
 
 Since Biden 'won' AZ by only 11,000 votes and the potential fraudulent votes amount to well over that - it is quite possible that Biden actually did not win said state if said allegations are true. What seemingly adds to the credence of these claims is that Maricopa County is evidently refusing to comply with lawful subpoenas and other requests for evidence. It always amazes me how the left made thousands of claims against Donal Trump before he was elected and then against President Trump once he was elected and never produced one iota of hard factual evidence against him. Now that allegations are being made against the left, they steadfastly refuse to produce subpoenaed articles and records in what seems to me to be an obvious cover-up! The law according to the left is evidently that they follow no law at all!

If all of this is proven true - and if it is shown likewise in other states (I am sure if proven in AZ investigations will come gloriously ablaze in other states) - maybe the sacks of shit man & woman in the White House are not truly our president & vice president and they will be removed from office post haste. Even if that hope of removal does not come true, I will remain hopeful that if these latest rounds of allegations are proven, there will be heads rolling, so to speak, and long prison terms for those who committed any election fraud. 

All the best,
Glenn B

Friday, July 9, 2021

How I Wish Rush's Replacement...

 ...was anyone but who I: think is an evidently oft clueless, sometimes seemingly airheaded, repeater of already known facts and claims, that now fills Rush's time slot on the airwaves. For all the years that Dan Bojingo Bongino has been with Fox News, I have always found him to be boring and nothing more than a male cheerleader for the conservative/libertarian cause.Yes, his heart is in the right place and I am sure that he means well for the cause; however, as I see him he is someone that was a nobody and Fox tried to elevate him as they did with Oliver North and (in my opinion) the piece of shit cop (my opinion) who lied in the OJ trial who said under oath he never uttered the word "nigger"; what was his name - Mark Fuhrman or something akin to that. 
 
I am not trying to at all imply that Dan Bongino's character is that of a low life as I think was Fuhrman's and maybe even North's but just that Fox pushed him onto us just as they did the other two and I find all three less than impressive. In fact, I think Mr. Bongino probably has nearly impeccable character; yet I believe he is a bore, at least to me. I think both Fox and EIB (or whoever selected him) could have done much better. As for Mr. Bongino - it is like he hit the lottery over the course of what - about 10 years or so. Good for him but not so good for fans of Rush Limbaugh, I think.

So why do I feel that way? I hear little to no insight in his broadcasts when I listen to them - in fact nothing of what Rush gave us. I wish that the powers that be had instead chosen someone with at least 1/4 the insight of Rush Limbaugh to replace Rush. My pick would have been Mark Steyn but maybe the powers that be at felt he was not American enough (as in not native born to the US of A). Yet, I find the fact that he legally immigrated to the United States and that he holds high the banner of conservatism and libertarianism - along with his wit and his insightful grasp of politics, history and current events to have made him the perfect candidate.
 
Mind you, I am not even hinting that I could do a better job than Dan Bongino - but certainly as I have listened to both - I think Mark Steyn would have been the much better choice. Instead - they went with a man I honestly believe to be little more than a boring yet sometimes entertaining and well meaning conservative meathead speaker; and thus, if I want to listen to the radio during his time slot, I suffer through it as best I can. Of course, that is just one man's opinion.
 
All the best,
Glenn B

Federal Tax Revenues - I Wonder...

...how long will it be until the dems in Biden's administration tally up the total federal income taxes that came into the government for the year 2020, then claim the total revenues were among the lowest, if not the lowest, on record for the past 40 or 50 years and then blame it on President Trump and his income tax revisions. You know it is coming, just the same as Biden has already claimed credit for more jobs being filled and less unemployment (source) - which of course is not his doing or due to any plan he formulated but as I see it: It is simply due to the fact that  Blue State Covid-19 restrictions have been mostly lifted and he did not have to do a thing (nor likely would he have done anything had he really needed to do so). The most amazing thing about that is that probably at least half of the libturds in the USA will eat it up as gospel truth that Biden somehow saved our economy and that President Trump ruined it.

All the best,
Glenn B

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Happy Independence Day

I hope you all are enjoying a very happy and safe Independence Day and that maybe even some few of my readers have taken at least a few minutes today to think of the significance of this day both in terms of our history and as to what it means to us today in current times.
 
If you have not given the 4th much thought today, other than what shorts to wear, what to BB Q and what to drink maybe you can spare a few minutes to go here to read the words that defined the reasons behind the creation of a new form of government like the world had never seen before and that explained, in essence, why it was worth fighting to create it. 
 
A 'Stone engraving' copy of the Declaration of Independence.
 
They who signed that document and those who fought under them and along side them in the war to follow were visionaries; yet, if they somehow got to see and live in the United States of America as it is today or at least to see how some utterly disrespect our country under the guise of the freedoms won way back then - I think they would revolt all over again.

Yet, there is no other country in the world where I would choose to live and if it comes down to it, I will fight for the nation they created in the hope of preserving the rights and liberties some of them and the others, the framers of our Constitution, formulated as the basis of law of our great nation.

All the best,
Glenn B

Friday, July 2, 2021

I Wanted To Wish You All...

 ...a happy Independence Day weekend and figured I had better get it done now before all of my sails are unfurled and in the wind. It sucks getting drunk alone but it sucks more to be alone and not get drunk - especially for as momentous a celebration as Independence Day weekend. Add to that the fact that my apartment complex has outright banned barbecue grills on our patios and it is even worse. Supposedly, after 40 years of not saying so, their insurance company now says: BBQ grills are forbidden unless 25 feet from the  building. Fuck those commie, Biden loving, anti-American liberal scum sucking pigs who would try to ruin our nation's birthday celebration. I wonder where they expect them to go if removed - inside the apartments? So far, I have not seen one grill removed!
 
With all that bullshit plus with me being a loner for this grand weekend, it's an extra strength 5 Hour Energy drink, Laird's Applejack and Spaten Lager (or three) at least for tonight. I hope that I remember to walk the mongrel before it's too late to prevent an accident! Then again, she is not imbibing more than water so I am fairly certain she will remind me when it is time to go out; right now she is snoozing upstairs.
 
For the weekend: Shoot em if you got em, but only when sober and please and be safe with them as usual. By the way,  I received my Remington R-15 today along with my latest Remington 870 and two Colt Lord Deringer (correct spelling for the model name) derringers (correct spelling for the pistol type) today (all put away for my debauchery right now). So, I may have some shooty goodness fun this weekend - maybe tomorrow or Sunday or Monday.
 
As a side note, allow me to say: Fuck Joe 'Dementia' Biden and the dems for trying to call Juneteenth 'Independence Day' for the black community. With all due respect to black Americans who had ancestors who were enslaved (and to all white Americans, Native Americans and any other race of Americans who were enslaved likewise - lest we forget them) - there is one and only one Independence Day in the US of A and it ain't Juneteenth! As important a holiday as it may be to Americans - Juneteenth is not Independence Day. That holiday name has already been taken and is special to us as Americans in general and definitive as to the Independence of our nation from tyrannical rule; it has been taken for hundreds of year already. The leftists truly are American hating scum in what they would choose to cancel, to which I say: "Cancel Culture - Cancel Yourselves!
 
As for the rest of us, we patriotic American citizens, of all races, colors, creeds and such, and to all patriotic legal resident aliens, all I can say is: Have a very happy and very safe Independence Day and a long fun weekend!
 
All the best,
Glenn B



Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Sad Death of Hero John Hurley

John Hurley was in a store when he heard several gunshots outside. A police officer had just been fatally wounded by a gunman. He rushed outside, told innocents to take cover and engaged the shooter. He was eventually gunned down but it is unknown whether or not it was the bad guy or a responding police officer who killed him (or I imagine he could have accidentally shot himself). The video, at the below link, tells a much better account of what is known so far than the written article at the same link. More at the source: https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/06...eys-heroic-actions-shooting-olde-town-arvada/. I wish he had not wound up being a victim and I also hope with all my heart it was not a cop who killed him!
 
What a shame this happened to a man who did the absolute right thing. RIP John Hurley - my condolences to his family, loved ones & friends.
 
Be careful out there is you ever do the right thing to help out in such a situation.

All the best,
Glenn B

When President Trump Was In Office, I Feared...

 ...on an almost daily basis, that I would awaken in the morning to learn that he had been assassinated. I really expected not so much that it would happen but that some far left wing nut would at the very least try to kill him. It gave me the creeps every night for at least the last year or so of his presidency. I guess it was driven by the intense hatred of those on the left for him and for anything he did for America. 
 
Today, I have no to little fear that some far right wing nut will try to kill President Biden; although one never knows. What I do have now, is an anticipation that I will awaken one morning, go to the news online or turn on my radio, to learn that Biden has met his end - in whatever way his end comes about be it assassination, accidental death or natural causes - and that I will smile when I learn of it. 
 
To tell the truth, I think for one of the few times in my life, the death of a political figure - his death in particular - would actually make me happy. Why is that? Well, I think he is bad for America - very, very, very bad - and that he is well on his way to destroying our great nation, our Constitution and our way of life while looking to create a tyranny bent on ruling by way of communist and socialist ideals. To me, it seems that just about everything he has done to date since he became president proves it. 
 
Despite the fact that his demise might make me smile a happy smile, I do not actually wish anything bad upon him but if it comes it comes. I hope you can understand what I mean: I do not wish harm upon the man but sincerely wish that the severe harm I believe he evidently is causing to our nation and way of life would end immediately and if that happened and I think it would make me a happy man however it was brought about. Note, I am definitely not advocating that anyone go out and try to off him or harm him - and I for one am most certainly not about to attempt something like that. I am just saying how I think it would make me feel if I found out tomorrow that he had dropped dead tonight because that is about the only way I can imagine him being removed from office and as a threat to our country anytime soon. Of course he might also be declared mentally incompetent but it would likely take a stroke or some other fate almost as bad as death, if not worse, to accomplish that.
 
What it comes down to though is this: As much as I hate the fact and wish it was not so - he is my and our president. I believe that most of those who are republican, conservative, libertarian or even hard core right wingers agree with me on this by now - as much as they hate the fact just as I do that he is in the oval office - we understand and accept he is our president. Now think about this: how many democrats, liberals, socialists, communists or other leftist radicals do you know who believed that about President Trump - that he was their president at anytime during his four years in office. They hated him and tried to destroy him and the extremely good changes he brought about for our people and our country and one of their most prominent sayings about him was: he's not my president. Most did not even bother to say: 'He's not our president',  The truth is liberals are for the great part so self centered that just about everything they do or say or believe is based on the principle of 'me myself & I' as opposed to it being based upon 'we, our & us' as it should be in a unified America!
 
All the best,
Glenn B

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Had The High Bids...


 ...on these today:
Remington R-15 VTR Predator in 223, listed "as new".


Remington 870 12 gauge. Judging by the lack of wear showing on the mag tube, I am guessing it has never been fired or only fired very few times.



Colt Lord Deringer boxed set of two 22 Short derringers.

A guy could have some fun with these.
 
All the best,
Glenn B

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Texas - I Ain't In NY Any Longer...

 ...and some of the best proof of that are gun friendly laws that were passed during the 2021 legislature. Take for instance House Bill 1927 which allows for license free carry of a handgun by law abiding citizens over the age of 21 or House Bill 1500 that "...establishes that firearm and ammunition manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, suppliers and retailers are essential businesses that shall not be prohibited by state or local officials from operating during a declared disaster or emergency". Several more new gun friendly laws, in Texas, can be seen at the source: https://www.nraila.org/articles/20210601/texas-legislature-adjourns-after-groundbreaking-session-for-gun-owners
 
Dang, the politics here are much more to my liking than those in Cuomoistan! This may not be the most gun friendly state but as I indicated it sure ain't NY!
 
Edited To Add: House Bill 1927 was signed into law today by Texas Governor Abbott; it goes into effect September 1, 2021! (Source.)

All the best,
Glenn B

Imagine The Outcome Had Putin Stood Up...

 ...pulled out a 9mm Makarov pistol and shot Biden in his head killing him instantly during their meeting today. Really think about what would have been the outcome. Would it result in WWIII? I think that a distinct possibility. If you agree on that, how then do you think that would go? 
 
Well, to answer that, you'd have to imagine Kamala Harris becoming the Commander In Chief of the armed forces of the United States of America and also imagine Nancy Pelosi as becoming our vice president! Think about those two being in charge of our nation during time of war caused by such a defiant and terrible act of forceful aggression by the Russians (who would likely be allied with the Red Chinese). Would we stand a chance of winning such a war? Would we surrender almost immediately after only a few skirmishes? Or would we profusely apologize for everything we have ever done with regard to our foreign policy with Russia and then offer the Russians reparations before even giving our enemies the chance to offer terms of surrender?
 
Sure, my scenario of Putin offing Biden sounds far fetched but I am willing to bet should it have happened or an assassination of Biden ever happen, we would be in for an awful lot of trouble with the current crop of nitwits moving up in the chain of command. Heck, we are already in trouble with those screwballs in charge now!

All the best,
Glenn B

Monday, June 7, 2021

A Paintball Drive-By = A Very Bad Idea

A masked 10 year old Florida boy was shot when he and his father donned ski masks and his father agreed to take him on a drive-by paintball shoot. Wound up they shot at a crowd in a yard and the property owner fired back with real bullets thinking he and his family & friends were being attacked and fired on with real firearms. 
 
Somehow the kid also fell out of the father's vehicle and was run over by it. Lucky kid as they say he will recover, unlucky him though as well since his father may spend some time in jail. More at the source. It is really hard to believe that some parents are that frigging stupid!
 
All the best,
Glenn B

Sunday, June 6, 2021

77 Years Ago Today - June 6, 1944 D-Day - Too Many Brave Men Were Maimed or Died But...

 ...their sacrifices, and those of they who survived to fight on, paved the way to free the world from a tyranny the likes of which had not been known until Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany, along with the other AXIS Powers, unleashed a reign of terror on the world like none before. It all commenced with savage internal attacks within Germany against those whom Hitler and the Nazis called the untermenschen - those he thought were inferior to his so called master race - the Jews, Catholics who opposed him, invalids, mentally ill patients, dissidents, criminals, Slavic peoples and the Romani. (It truly is somewhat similar to how leftists view conservative or libertarian Caucasians today within the USA.) Then, with the invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939, WWII commenced and Hitler's forces, in short time, had conquered most of the countries of mainland Europe and most of Northern Africa; that all while the Japan expanded it's territory by brutally conquering parts of China and many other Asian nations on the continent as well as many island countries within the Pacific Theater. That the Japanese were a brutal tyrannical empire is evidenced by The Rape of Nanking (Nanjing) among many other atrocities committed by them during WWII.
 
WWII was a long and brutal war, both in Europe and Asia. As we all should know, the Allied forces eventually won. 
 
In Europe, Germany surrendered on May 8, 1945. Many a hard battle was fought and many limbs and lives lost from 1939 through 1945 - but some of the most, if not the most, intense fighting of the whole war took place during the battles that spearheaded all those others. Of course, I am talking about the landings of Allied troops, on the shores of Normandy in Northern France on June 6th 1944 - D-Day, and the battles that followed. D-Day (aka: the Invasion of Normandy) was the largest naval & amphibious invasion in history. The D-Day invasion and the battles that followed to secure Northern France, and thus assure an Allied foothold on northern continental Europe, were devastating and Allied losses were high. The cemeteries of Northern France are overflowing with the bodies of allied troops who landed and died on D-Day, Americans counting for most of them.

The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, overlooking Omaha Beach. Source.

Remember all of them today no matter the allied country for whom they fought because they fought for the freedom of all people of the world. Think of them, read about them in the links provided here and elsewhere, think of their sacrifices, think of their bravery, if so inclined say a prayer for them or honor them in some other way. Let us hope no one ever has to live through something like that again - not any of us on this earth. I am sad to say it though, I believe it will happen again all too soon. Tyranny has a way of rearing it's ugly head again and again but thankfully there are brave men and women who always seem ready to answer the call to defeat it.

If nothing else, take the time to watch and listen to President Ronald Reagan's speech on June 6, 1984 - the 40th anniversary of D-Day.


All the best,
Glenn B

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Remember That Leftist Spoiled Bitch Greta T...

Well, here is the perfect response to her sissy fit whining episodes of indignance. Mind you, You have to sit through a bit of her blathering before the good part but it is worth the wait. 

I am all for saving the environment or at least for not destroying it but I also realize we need to use the earth's resources for every, and I do mean every, industry in which we engage (as for myself I use a lot of lead, copper, brass and chemicals used as propellants). So to little twats like her, I say fuck off - as does the gentleman in the video although he says it much nicer than I ever would say it to her.

 

 

That was truly an inspiring piece; hope you enjoyed it as much as I did so.

All the best,
Glenn B

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Maybe Not Very Smart But She Has Bigger Balls...

 ...than most men I have known in my lifetime. In fact, I found it hard to believe it until I saw it but a woman actually ran to the defense of her dogs and pushed a mother bear, who was with her cubs, off of a backyard fence to protect the dogs. Watch it here:
 
 
More about the story here:
 
 
It really may not have been the smartest thing to have done but it sure was ballsy! She did do something smart though, she looked over her shoulder to reassess the situation as she scampered away holding one of her smaller dogs. Those dogs might have been dinner for the three bears had the woman not intervened; they owe their mama bear lots of thanks.

All the best,
Glenn B

The Mongrel Skye & I...

 ...were out for a walk  couple of nights ago around the apartment complex. We were heading back to our apartment, when there was one definite gunshot followed by about five to six (or even seven) more in rapid succession. I'd guesstimate the shots were from not more than 50 to 75 yards away at most, thankfully none incoming. I'm pretty sure they were all pistol shots. I thought they came from the Southwest end of our apartment complex or from the gas station right across the street from there. 
 
When we got home, I looked out the back door over toward the gas and saw a few people standing they're looking toward our apartment complex. I made sure the doors were locked and I merely went to bed. The two other times that I heard shots fired here, I called the police and would have done so this time too except for their arrogant and nasty attitudes when I told them about what I had heard those two other times. I figure, I'll let someone else report things like this from now on and let them take the crap from the local police officers with their holier than thous attitudes. 
 
Man, things certainly have changed a lot since I retired almost 10 years ago and even monumentally more so from when I first got on the job back in 1979. The changes are not only in the attitude of the public toward the police but in the attitude you get from the police if you try to do the right thing by them. Then again, most police, from what I have witnessed, have always fostered the 'Us Against Them' attitude with the us being the police and the them being everyone else - even others in law enforcement who are not police officers, such as federal agents. 
 
Oh what a world!

All the best,
Glenn B

Monday, May 31, 2021

Pay Them Homage...

 ...those of our military services who lost their lives in defense of our country. This is their day but remember them always, on every day of the year, as defenders of each and every one of us, of our way of life, our Constitution and of the great nation in which we live. We owe them everything because they gave everything for us.

All the best,
Glenn B

Friday, May 28, 2021

Let's Start A New Political Party...

 ...or at least a new branch of the Libertarian and Conservative parties. We can take a shot at calling ourselves Gunservatives©, 2021. It kind of rings in the ears.
 
All the best,
Glenn B

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Spring Cleaning

 I cleaned up most of the links, if not all of them, on the right side of my blog. Guess it was about time, some links like my blogroll contained blogs that were inactive for 4 years or more.
Oh well.

All the best,
Glenn B

Only 8 Days...

 ...for the IRS to deposit our tax refund into our (my wife's and my) account. I say our because while separated, we are not legally separated for IRS purposes and thus can still file married filing jointly. President Trump certainly streamlines the whole damned process relative to federal income taxes and I have to give him credit for that. Of course, my guess is Biden will do two things about that - somehow he will claim credit at least for speedy refunds this year and then he will totally change, as in destroy, President Trump's tax reforms and also will screw over our economy (in the long run) and do so immensely. Just wait and see and then remember that I predict the dems will also claim the economy was ruined by President Trump after they themselves demolish it.

I must say, now that I've gotten the refund, I do not feel so bad about buying that Glock 19 Gen5 a few days ago. As a matter of fact, I have have to close down the ad I have running on a local forum in which I am trying to sell my Glock 30 to make up the funds for the Glock 19 purchase.
 
That is all.

All the best,
Glenn B

Sunday, May 23, 2021

I Attained Perfection Today - Glock Perfection

It's been awhile since I went to the indoor range with some pistols; so, I went to the Texarkana Gun Barn & Range (aka:Alpha Pistol Training) today. I brought along my Glock 19 Gen5 in 9mm, my Beretta Model 87 Target in 22 LR and my High Standard Durango revolver also in 22 LR. I shot about 100 rounds through the 22s and about 200 rounds through the Glock. I need to qualify next month for LEOSA with the Glock 19 and was quite satisfied, in fact somewhat elated, with my shooting - it would have been rated at least Expert. Made me happy I still have it with the old eyes and arthritis and all.

As I was saying goodby to the owner and about to leave, that elation still coursing through my nerves like a 1,001 Danish Delights, I asked if he had any Glock 19 Gen 5 pistols available under the Glock Blue Label program. He asked if I wanted standard or Ameriglow (?) sights. I said standard and he said yes. He went into the back room, brought one out and before he could even set it down, I asked the price. He said $425.00 and I said I'll take it. Then I had a moment of intelligent thought strike me and said - once I look it over to make sure it's alright, then I'll take it. We laughed.. He opened the box, checked to assure it was unloaded and handed it to me with the mag back in and slide closed. Since I had just watched his every move, I took it that way and of course it was unloaded when I checked it myself a moment latter. Then I did the paperwork and paid for it before walking out the door with my second Glock 19 Gen 5 pistol.



I sent a text to my son about it and he replied:

"Just spending that money."

I answered back:
 
"...And what do you think I should do with it, keep it in the bank so you get it and so your sister get it. I'm going to spend some of it before I croak..."

While I did spend some of my kids' potential inheritance and while the regular asking price was $599.99 plus tax for one of these; the $453.69 that I paid to get it out the door was excellent. Now if only I could afford some ammo to shoot through it:rolleyes:. Really no worries with ammo, I have a few thousand rounds of 9mm stashed here and there. Anyway, I may decide not to shoot this one at all at least for awhile as I may sell it or gift it somewhere down the road.
 
Folks, if you are military or a first responder (retired is okay) and are in the market for a Glock and then do not take advantage of their Blue Label Program, I guess you are either made of money or nuts.
 
All the best,
Glenn B
 

Saturday, May 22, 2021

It Is Hypocritical Beyond The Scope Of My Imagination...

 ...and my imagination runs pretty wild at times. The fact that the Biden Administration has essentially opened our southern border to any scum that wants to enter our country; yet, has just extended a nonessential travel ban to Mexico and Canada by U.S. Citizens is not only two faced - it is absolutely absurd. More at the source
 
What is it they are attempting to do or saying they are accomplishing with an extension of this Covid-19 related travel ban. Are they going to claim they are protecting the citizenry of our nation by making it less likely for someone to go to a third world dump like Mexico and then contract Covid-19 and thus maybe bring it back to the US of A to infect others. If that is their claim, well then that, of course, would be preposterous. The tsunami of illegal aliens that is gushing out of Mexico into the US is essentially unchecked and is probably an excellent vector for the Novel Corona Virus and scores of other diseases, maladies and parasites. 
 
At least any travel ban under President Trump was also backed up by his tough policies against illegal entry into the country by the scum of the earth. Yes I believe that anyone whose first act on American soil was a crime (and yes illegal entry is a crime) is the scum of the earth. Lest you think that is not enough reason to call them such - just take a look at what Biden has invited here - more future welfare recipients, criminals, terrorists and such.
 
Think about what should have been done by him had he really and truly wanted to improve the lives of deserving individuals by way of immigration. He could have just as easily told each  and every person - who had followed all the rules, who had legally filed applications for entry to the USA and who was qualified to legally immigrate to the USA - that they need not wait another minute let alone the many years it takes most of them to be cleared to immigrate here and he could have allowed them to enter legally immediately! 
 
Why not do that for those who did everything right! They have waited (many of them for years already) to be granted the honor and privilege to come here and what does Biden do - essentially tells them to fuck off and wait longer (and yes, because of the illegals who are supposedly being processed, each person who has applied for legal entry must wait even longer to come here). Why? Because he has opened our borders to the scum of the earth. 
 
Don't tell me it is a humanitarian effort on Biden's part to save the downtrodden. He could have more easily and less expensively sent aid to them in their own countries rather than have them invade our border states and instantly become wards of the state. Liberalism truly is a mental disorder and he suffers from it more than most in my opinion.

All the best,
Glenn B

Thursday, May 20, 2021

He Is A Fucking Disgrace...

 ...in my opinion and the he to whom I refer is Joe The Commie Loving Leftist Biden. How many times does he have to quote Chairman Mao before people realize he is a commie lover and seek his removal from office. Not only does he incessantly lean toward communism and ultra-leftism but he does it with arrogance beyond belief. 
 
When he recently quoted Mao, at of all things the graduation proceedings of a U.S. Coast Guard Academy class, he then chided them for not finding him funny. More at the source. The man is an absolute piece of shit in my opinion.

All the best,
Glenn B

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

THE BIG BANG

Man it must have been loud, the big bang that is. I would think that if done in a liberal stronghold of a state, like NY, the authorities would have said the shock waves might have injured the fetus or at least burst some onlookers' ear drums and would have arrested the guy for more serious charges. Being it was in New Hampshire though, he got off easy, as should be the case in the event charges absolutely had to be filed and I will admit - I guess he did disturb the peace. 
 
Do you not know to what I am referring; if not then see more at the source about the guy blowing up 80 pounds of Tannerite for a gender reveal party! Yes that was eighty pounds! Oh yeah - congratulations mama & papa - it's going to be a boy.

All the best,
Glenn B

As Do The Deer - The Houses For Sale Laughed At Me...

 ...on my house hunting trip over the last few days. The four I actually looked at all had what appeared to be either many minor to medium sized problems and two had major problems. One of those two looked nice and was in a great secluded location but had foundation problems and the floors were uneven and cracked, the other also had foundation problems and it felt as if you were in a funhouse at the amusement park (or maybe just drunk and dizzy) once you walked in the door - it's floors were that slanted. There were two excellent houses on my list but both of those were already under contract before I got to TN; they were each on the market about a week. Nice houses are selling fast, very fast. Oh well, the realtor promised me she will be looking at house for me and call me if any other really nice ones come up for sale. 

 I am happy about that because the cost of another few days trip is prohibitive. I am guessing I spent $650 to $750 on  a six day trip and I spent two nights of those days at my son's house.

All the best,
Glenn B


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Gone Hunting...

 ...that's house hunting not turkey or pig hunting. Or should say, I am going hunting. Not going to say exactly where I'll be but I have seen some nice houses advertised, some with acreage up to 20 acres or so for well under 200K. Seen some others around $140 with very little land but nice enough to consider buying and then going out to buy 20 to 50 acres of land nearby. 

I'd rather pay off a mortgage than pay rent. I most certainly am not looking forward to another rent increase in August when my lease is up. I also am not looking forward to remaining in my current apartment complex as it not all that great and I think will soon get worse. Yes, they are doing renovations to some extent but they are being done haphazard at best and too little too late to suit me. Even if the landlords renovated everything here and made it look nice, it would only be for the sort term because many of the tenants here, not all mind you but many, are absolute slobs and have no respect for their neighbors or for the property.

Time will tell if I buy a house or not but I had best be fast before Biden devalues the U.S. $ by printing more and more of them and causing massive inflation. Prices going up more and more and more due to anticipated inflation, as they already have been over the past few months already, and the belief this place is headed further downhill has me sick & tired of paying rent to live in what fast is heading toward becoming a slum. No matter how much they fix it, I think the tenants will turn it into one. I'd prefer to be the lord & master of my own house and land than pay rent to a slumlord. I can only hope at least some of the houses I am targeting have cable TV and high speed Internet available. Please wish me luck on they hunt.

All the best,
Glenn B

Saturday, May 8, 2021

BLM - No Response To Another Black Life Being Taken...

 ...by a black person or so it seems! Go figure but I, for one thinking logically, would have thought anyone who was a member of group called Black Lives Matter and who truly thought that back lives mattered would be howling from the rooftops. Why? Well, to have this man either be executed or incarcerated for life now that he has he pled guilty to killing his very young son over a piece of cheesecake. Yes, Travis Stackhouse reportedly pled guilty to killing his 5 year old son, Sir Amer Stackhouse, because the boy ate some cheesecake the father had been given for Father's Day in 2019. He evidently struck the boy so hard that it caused sufficient blunt force trauma to kill him. 

Apparently he's another piece of shit killer of black people called to justice and from what I have seen there is ZERO stink being made about it by BLM. I guess that is because, in my opinion (and in the opinions of many others I believe), most members of BLM are  racists pure and simple and only call for action when the person doing the killing is other than black (or maybe they would also do it when a black police officer kills a black person but that is questionable).

You really have to wonder though about why anyone in a group like BLM is not out marching calling for this guys execution when he reportedly did this:

"The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Sir suffered a ruptured stomach, bruised kidneys and a torn adrenal gland. " More here at the source. How hard must he have hit him to have done that! I am sure this excellent example, of fatherhood of what is wrong in the black community, will not be punished nearly enough for his offense since he pled guilty and because BLM is not out protesting, marching, blocking traffic and or rioting to try to sway the court to assure he is punished appropriately not only for taking a black life but for destroying the future of a black child by ending his life, at such a tender age, by way of brute force.

About the only thing I will give him is that at least he has seemingly accepted responsibility even if only due to what I suspect was a plea deal.

All the best,
Glenn B

Monday, May 3, 2021

The Penetrator - Some Folks Might Like This...

 ...but me thinks most would find it rather unpleasant. Meet The Penetrator:


 


All the best,
Glenn B

Sunday, May 2, 2021

It's About Time Utahns Awakened

 ...and they did it resoundingly when RINO Romney took to the stage there recently:
 

 

Hopefully they will get this bum out of politics as they seemingly got him away from the podium! Can you imagine the sheer gall he had to ask the crowd if they were embarrassed! Of what I wonder. I suppose my answer to myself would be that they might have been embarrassed of ever voting for him in the first place and thus are also embarrassed that he is their man in government. The man is, I think, pure RINO much akin to the late John McCain.

 By the way, I checked what to call them before calling the Utahns see: https://www.ksl.com/article/24207511/is-it-utahn-or-utahan. I chose to go with what they call themselves in their state - not what the federal government wants to call them. After all, it is their state.

All the best,
Glenn B 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

No Matter The Excuse They Give Later - They Are Ball-Less...

 ...pieces of shit, in my opinion, to have left a fellow officer, alive or dead, inside with the assailant for as long as it's been (this reportedly commenced at 0944 and it's now 2220 hours - many hours after this started). They should be ashamed of themselves and if the officer who is trapped inside lives - I hope that officer never let's them live it down. See: https://www.foxnews.com/us/north-carolina-deputies-shot-watauga-county-standoff

That is all I will say and no one nor any excuse from the police will change my mind.

All the best,
Glenn B

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Snakes In The Grass (well, not so much the grass but the leaves)

My son bought a house, I guess it was last month, maybe the month before. He was in his yard I guess today and came across this little guy; in his text to me he said he almost stepped on it:

 

 
That is (or was) a really nice specimen and a specimen is what it wound up being - albeit a headless one - after he whacked it. It is amazing that a thing as beautiful as that can kill you (although most Copperhead bites are not fatal but certainly can be agonizing and tissue destroying).
 
 
Brendan takes after his old man and thus is a regular herper. ETA: He probably would have preferred to catch this Copperhead alive and relocate it but had no safe means to do so such as snake-tongs and a secure catch box. I am quite happy he did not try using his improvised snake hook to pin it down and then try to pick it up by hand. I once caught a Western Diamondback Rattler when I was alone. I used an improvised snake-hook and improvised tongs (not snake tongs) so I never grabbed it (at least not as far as I will admit to being that stupid). Had I been tagged by that rattler, I would have been in dire straights indeed. Brendan killed this copperhead with a shovel. End of edit.
 
He also found a nice baby three toed box turtle a day or two ago. It was walking up his driveway. What a surprising coincidence was it that in that he had just told me, the day before he found it or so, that he wanted to get a musk turtle as a pet. We had one for 20 or 25 years when we lived in NY, had it since it was a days old hatchling.

  

 
I am guessing that this little fella overwintered in the nest where the eggs were laid last year. After all, it takes about 60 to 90 days for the eggs to hatch as far as I am aware. So, since it is unlikely the eggs were laid in February, it was probably too cold for box turtles to be out and laying eggs then, I think it must have overwintered in the nest.
 
 
Whatever, it is a nice little three toed box turtle and my son is planning on keep it as a long term pet. If it survives (just like any critter, baby reptiles have a fairly high mortality rate) and if he cares for it properly (and I have no doubt as to the excellent care he will give it), it will assuredly outlive me and may well outlive Brendan. It's been eating already and that is a good sign.
 
I am going to look for some items for its care online so that's it for now.
 
All the best,
Glenn B

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Hey LeBron James - What Was The Race Of The Girl The Cop Saved!

Did any politician in the Demoncrat party, or any leftist politician or bureaucrat of another party (like a RINO), or any big mouthed activist movie star or sports figure, or any prominent member of BLM ever once mention the fact that the WHITE police officer - who shot the piece of shit black female who was about to stab the other BLACK female - saved a BLACK person's life because of that shooting! Racism is alive and well in America and it is practiced by black folks as much or more than by white folks each and every day. If the cop was a racist and the shooting was racially motivated - why did the officer save the one BLACK female's life and not just wait for the other black female to stab her first and then shoot the black stabber! The only thing race had to do with this is what the MSM (Mud Slinging Media) and leftist politicians and activists - race baiters all as I see them - brought to the reporting of it.

Did any of them also confront the black community over the amount of black on black killings that go on each day in places like Chicago, without said community doing almost anything to actually put a stop to them let alone their failure to be as vociferously against those killings as they are riotously against the handful (in comparison) by police officers!

If they have, I have not heard it or read it. Yes, racism is alive and well in the USA but it works both way and guys like LeBron James seem as racist to me as Joe Biden (who somehow now, after years of evident racist statements and acts, is playing a saint in the cause to end racism).

All the best,
Glenn B